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Ethics for Tax Preparers – Self-Study Course (2 Ethics CE Hours)

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Course Description:

This course is designed to fulfill “2 Ethics CE Hours” of the continuing education requirements for tax preparers and enrolled agents. This course covers the understanding and importance of ethics in setting the guidelines for the professional behavior of tax preparers. This course is mainly based on The Code of Federal Regulations as set forth in Circular 230.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the students should be familiar with The Code of Federal Regulations as set forth in Circular 230, the rules applicable to registered tax preparers, the standards to follow in preparing tax returns, and the penalties for violating those regulations.

Course Note:

The course material has been updated to reflect all the available changes for the 2022 tax year (returns filed in 2023) available at the time the course was created. All review and exam questions are based on 2022 tax year information provided in the course material. Since not all the forms and publications for the 2022 tax year were available at the time this course was created, this course therefore uses the 2021 tax year tables, forms, and publications where applicable for reference.

Since the tax law is continuously changing, further updates affecting the 2022 tax returns will either be included in our updated “Tax Law Updates” course or will be emailed to the students who have successfully completed this course.

Who is this Course for?

  • This course is ONLY for Tax Preparers and Enrolled Agents (EAs).
  • This course is NOT for Attorneys, or CPAs.

Course Prerequisites:

There are no education prerequisites for this course. The student must have and active PTIN to receive credit for this course.

Course Requirements:

Anyone can take the course for their own benefit, but in order for 3IS Tax School to submit the course credits and completion to the IRS, the student must have a valid and current PTIN number.

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Course Material:

Online course (web based course material and exams).

Course Location:

Online at

Course Registration:

Online at

Course Credits:

  • IRS – 2 CE credit hours.

Course Work, Access, Progression, and Grading:

  • Students need to complete the course within 6 months. Access to the course expires 180 after enrollment.
  • Self-Study courses come with downloadable PDF materials that are divided into Lessons and Topics.
  • Once the student has completed his study of the course materials, the student will then logon to the website to go through the review questions and take the online exams(s).
  • Topics include review questions that are designed to help you assess your understanding of the material. Review questions provide feedback and are not graded.
  • After each topic there is a quiz or an exam. Quizzes and exams are graded. You need to pass each topic quiz or exam to be able to proceed to the next topic or lesson. The minimum passing grade for each quiz or exam is 70%. You are allowed a maximum of 2 attempts for each quiz or exam.

Course Name and Number:

3IS Ethics for Tax Preparers Course (Course# A3QH8-E-00016-21-S)

Course Content and Outline:

  • Lesson – Ethics (2 CE Hours)
    • Topic – Ethics for Tax Preparers (2 CE Hours) (IRS Course Number: A3QH8-E-00016-21-S).
  • Course Certification.
    • Course Survey.
    • Course Credit Submission.
    • Student Letter (Next Steps).

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel your enrollment within 10 days of your enrollment – and before you have downloaded the course materials – by notifying us. Upon receiving your notification, you will receive a full refund of your enrollment fees.
  • You may cancel your enrollment after 10 days of your enrollment – and before you have completed the course – by notifying us. Upon receiving your notification, you will receive a 50% refund of your enrollment fees.
  • You must notify us of your intent to cancel your enrollment within 30 days of your enrollment to be eligible for any refunds.
  • If you cancel after completing the course, no refunds will apply.
  • You have a maximum of 2 attempts to pass the course exam. No refunds will be issued for failure to pass the course exam. If you fail to pass the exam, you can notify us to request a third attempt at a special exam for an additional fee, or to re-enroll in the course.
  • You may contact us by phone at 1-855-620-7988 or by email at
  • All refund requests will be processed within 10 days after receipt of your cancellation request.

Grievance Policy:

Should a student become dissatisfied with this course he/she should contact the Administrator of the 3IS Tax School at (855) 620-7988 or via email to Grievances, complaints, suggestions, and comments will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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3IS Tax Services (Provider # A3QH8) has been approved by the IRS to offer The 3IS Ethics for Tax Preparers Course (Course# A3QH8-E-00016-21-S), which fulfills the IRS 2-hour Ethics “continuing education” requirement for tax preparers.


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